A LONG queue of people snaked down a city centre street to take up the offer of a free walk-in flu jab.

More than 500 people were given the flu vaccination in just one day at Kitsons Pharmacy in Broad Street.

People could pop into the pharmacy and receive the jab at the weekend without an appointment.

The weekend walk-in event proved incredibly popular with the pharmacy saying it was "extremely busy" throughout the day.

City centre shoppers could also pick up free flyers and posters as well as Covid-19 rapid home test kits throughout the day.

They tweeted that they planned to run the event again in the future.

"We had an extremely busy Saturday providing walk-in flu jabs to Worcester.

"There was very high demand and uptake.

"We have provided approximately 500 vaccinations in just one day.

"It was a very successful event and we plan to run more.

"Community Pharmacy at its best. Easy access. Convenient. Walk in. Here for you."

The NHS has warned that more people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Research has also shown that people who get flu and Covid-19 at the same time are more likely to be seriously ill.

The flu vaccine is given free to certain groups of people including those aged over 50, those who have certain health conditions or are pregnant.

NHS flu vaccines are available from the GP surgery, pharmacies, midwifery services or hospital appointment.